Crime of the Week #20

May 18, 2018


Reports of a shooting and a “man down” in a field in the vicinity of Wilson and Tulane Roads in Whitehaven brought Memphis Police to the scene at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018. On arrival officers found Cornelius Swopshire, 65, lying on the ground, unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds. Swopshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told police that a male dressed in black ran and jumped into a black Jeep or SUV parked nearby and drove away. Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).